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The Advize Health Newsletter:
Thanksgiving Edition


A Full Day of Turkey and Naps!

Are you ready for all the fall festivities? Make sure you don't miss Advize Health's complimentary 1.5 CEU webinar, where we present CPT 2016 Updates. Learn more under Upcoming Events

Scroll down to check out our newsletter and upcoming events. After you finish the reading, be sure to take our quiz to earn 1 free CEU!

To find out more about our medical record review services, please email practice leader Jeanmarie Loria at jloria@advizehealth.com - and be sure to follow Advize Health on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates!
Our Holiday Pet Photo Contest starts today! Dress up your pet for the chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. See contest details below. 
Complimentary Webinar Coming Your Way!

CPT 2016 Updates


The webinar will include:
  • Introduction and overview of CPT®guidelines, codes, and modifier changes
  • Code changes including surgical code changes; specialty specific code changes; and general guideline changes
  • Introduction and overview of HCPCS Level II new and deleted codes and modifier changes
When: December 15th
When: 2:00-4:00pm
1.5 Free CEU's Available!
In this Enlighten Issue: 
  • Recap of NHCAA Annual Training Conference 2015
  • CMS Proposed Rule: New Reporting Requirements for Labs
  • Top 5 Reasons Practicing Yoga Helps Coders to be More Successful
  • New Patient or Not?
  • Top 10 Everyday Safety Tips
  • Are you Tired of the Sales Pitch From Your Dentist?
  • You be the Coder
  • Upcoming Events
  • About Advize Health
  • November Newsletter Quiz

Recap of NHCAA Annual Training Conference 2015


This past week, Advize Health had the pleasure of attending and hosting a booth at the NHCAA Annual Training Conference 2015. This was a great opportunity to network with old and new friends. At our booth we held our signature, “Guess the Fraud Scheme”, in which one of our artistic employees drew out some Fraud Schemes and conference attendees had the chance to guess which fraud the art was highlighting to win some great prizes! Each day we had a new piece of art for the attendees to guess. 
 
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CMS Proposed Rule: New Reporting Requirements for Labs


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, Sept. 25, a proposed rule that will significantly revise the Medicare payment system for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests (CDLTs) and advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLTs) paid under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) beginning in 2017.

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Top 5 Reasons Practicing Yoga Helps Coders to be More Successful

As we all know, medical coding can be a fast-paced, high-intensity job, and with that comes high stress. A typical coder has a bulky workload and is responsible for ensuring that they are up-to-date with industry changes.

 
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New Patient or Not?

Your group just merged with another practice, are these considered patient’s new or established? With mergers and acquisitions so frequent in the healthcare industry, it’s important to be aware when faced with these issues and knowing what to do with your patients when going through this transition.

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Advize Health's Top 10 Everyday Safety Tips

Advize Health offers our prayers and well wishes to those affected by the tragic events that transpired in Paris and all around the world earlier this week. 

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Are you Tired of the Sales Pitch From Your Dentist?

Many times when going into a dentist appointment recently, dentists are always trying to sell add on dental products to the patient. Even when going in for a simple routine visit, your appointment turns into a pressured sales pitch!

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You be the Coder

Test your medical terminology knowledge!

Can you match up the appropriate numbers from 1-10 that correspond to each of the medical terms? 

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Upcoming Events

 
December 5-6: ICD-10-CM 2 Day Course
December 9: AAPC Chapter Sayre, PA Conference
December 15: CPT 2016 Updates Webinar

January 9-February 13: CPC Training Course
January 14: Health Risk Adjustment Coding
To reserve your spot contact info@advizehealth.com or 813.569.2352.
 

Advize Health is here to advise you!

We are happy to announce that Advize has launched a monthly webinar series to supplement our other educational services.  Our webinars will be delivered by our own knowledgeable senior auditors. 

Holiday Pet Photo Contest! 
We are excited to announce that starting today we are launching our Holiday Pet Photo Contest! All you have to do is send in a photo of your pet dressed up for the holidays and each winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. You can start submitting your photos to bhurd@advizehealth.com starting Nov 25th until Dec 21st. We will then review the photos and post a link on our blog about how you can vote for your favorites! Voting will close January 8th, and the winners will be announced in the January Newsletter. 

About Advize Health


Advize Health LLC is a medical record review and advisory company headquartered in Tampa, Florida and has employees all over the United States. You might remember our cost-effective and efficient medical record review services as those of Sunera Healthcare, however, due to rapid growth and success, we have re-branded and re-defined our company to create Advize Health, moving full steam ahead in 2015. Our Audit practice produces complete and accurate medical record reviews that fully explain how the codes were determined, down to the actual elements within the medical record. Our highly skilled and experienced team of experts performs the reviews in order to identify inconsistent documentation between clinical records and claim payment. As added benefit to becoming Advize Health, we now offer staff augmentation, education for both payers and providers through our Advisory practice.

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Thank you for reading this issue of the The Enlighten Newsletter. Please click the link next to this Newsletter to take the online free test, worth 1 AAPC CEU. A score of 70% or higher is required. CEU opportunity will be available for up to one year from the date of this newsletter. Your CEU certificate will be emailed to you following your successful completion.

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